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2016. this is the cbs morning news. wicked weather hits. bitter cold temperatures, heavy snow and whiteout conditions are making roads treacherous. tough talk on china. >> they haven't played by the rules and i know it's time that they're going to start. >> president-elect donald trump takes aim at the communist country during his victory tour. it's now clear that he will call fake news can have world world challenges.
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congress to fight false propaganda littering social media. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with us. i'm anne-marie green. this morning the weather report for a lot of folks is bone chilling cold and a lot of snow. heavy snow and freezing temperatures stretched from the sierras to the great lakes to the northeast. by the weekend single digit wind chills will hit the deep south. the snow and freezing difficult and dangerous. hanna daniels is here in new york. >> good morning. two separate snow systems have triggered blinding snowstorms that have led to deadly snow pileups in several states. the whiteout conditions and subzero temperatures are expected to last throughout the weekend. as snow plows got to work in upstate new york crews in ohio worked into the night, towing
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pileup along interstate 90. >> pretty aggravated about it. i'm trying to get home. >> the chain reaction crash that injured more than a dozen people was one of many triggered thursday by a lake effect snowstorm that brought whiteout conditions to the midwest. in michigan cars and semis were seen smashed together in a deadly pileup along i-96 involving 40 vehicles. >> there are three confirmed fatalities with this accident. we have not yet identified those victims. 11 other victims were transported from the scene. >> the moving storm system dumped more than a foot of snow an hour north of syracuse, new york, yesterday and caused more crashes. >> we want you to get to school, we want you to get to your job safely. so please take your time in the snowy conditions. >> reporter: another system out west coated mountains in california with snow and roads in oregon with ice. at least one motorist was killed in benton county in a head-on
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planning on shopping or getting stuff for the christmas season but right now it's not worth it. >> reporter: winter doesn't officially begin for another 12 days. and this winter weather has already led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights. >> i can only imagine. hannah daniels in new york. thank you. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz says the extreme cold will be around for a while. >> the cold has seeped across the country this morning windchill valleys 20 below 0 in north dakota and as we head towards saturday morning we will wake up to to start the weekend dingell digit and teen wind chills into the deep south. by saturday morning we will see some 20s across north florida, the city center a little milder, but certainly frost and freeze warnings hoisted there. 20s across north georgia, much of mississippi, alabama and south carolina. also watching the lake-effect snow continues to crank, a
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and the heaviest bands downwind of the great lakes through saturday. we're watching the next storm system moving in for this weekend. by sunday the snow stretching across the midwest, rain on the south side of it. this storm will move toward new england and the northeast as we look toward monday a sloppy start to the workweek. president-elect donald trump continues his thank you tour in grand rapids, michigan, today. last night he was in iowa where he encountered the first protests as he visits states that helped him get elected. earlier it was announced that mr. trump selected fast food krooe andrew pudzer. mr. trump also announced he's nominating iowa governor terry branstad to be the u.s. ambassador to china. mr. trump says china has to start playing by the rules. >> you have the massive theft of intellectual property putting unfair taxes on our companies,
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the at-will and massive devaluation of their currency and product dumping. >> and it was announced that mr. trump will keep his executive producer credit on the tv show celeb brit apprentice. coming up on "cbs this morning" we will talk with paul manafort, donald trump's former campaign manager. hillary clinton is calling on congress to fight what she described as a fake news epidemic. during a capitol tribute to retiring harry reid clinton says the issue is a danger that must be addressed quickly. >> it's now clear that so called fake news can have real world consequences. this isn't about politics or partisanship. lives are at risk. >> clinton's people follows an incident in which a gunman occupied a washington pizza restaurant mentioned in a false report linking a sex trafficking ring to clinton. secretary of defense ash
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in afghanistan this morning. carter is there to consult with senior afghan officials and u.s. military commanders concerning the fight against the taliban. he will also deliver a pre holiday pep talk to the approximately 10,000 u.s. troops stationed there. the president of south korea was impeached this morning. the south korean parliament voted to impeach park geun-hye over an influence peddling scandal. she apologized to the nation for negligence. she is south democratic clee elected leader to be removed from order. the prime minister will serve as acting president. critical video was played at dylann roof's murder trial in charleston. roof is charged with gunning down nine black church goers in a racially motivated attack. surveillance video shows roof pulling into the church parking lot and entering the church. 45 minutes later he's seen cautiously leaving the church holding a black pistol. it was revealed roof's mother
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as prosecutors described her son's actions in their opening remarks. this morning john glenn is being remembered for his courage, patriot and intellect. he was the first american to orbit the earth. he served this country in war and as a swats senator. he died at the age of 95. nancy cordes look at glenn's extraordinary life. >> reporter: from the cosmos to capitol hill and back again john glwa politician and a patriot. >> i had i guess you could say 47 years of federal services. 24 years in the senate, 23 years in the marine corps and space program. we've proud of this country and what it provides for people. i still think we are the example for the rest of the world. >> reporter: on february 20th, 1962, john glenn famously became the first american to orbit the earth. >> oh, that view is tremendous. >> reporter: when he came back
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received a ticker tape parade in new york city, the largest since world war ii. >> i got on this project because it would probably be the nearest to heaven i would ever get and i wanted to make the most of it. >> reporter: years before he made history glenn flew fighter planes for the marine corps wracking up 149 missions during world war ii and korea. during his four terms in the senate glenn was a key player in democratic politics, but his hero status didn't translate in >> i believe this nation of ours can be number one in this world. >> and his bid for the presidency in 1984 never really got off the ground. glenn's political career took another hit in the late '80s when he and four other senators were investigated for accepting hefty campaign contributions from savings and loan owner charles keating. senator glenn was eventually cleared of wrongdoing but a senate commission found he used,
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century on capitol hill glenn retired from politics in 1998, that same year nearly 40 years after his first nasa journey glenn returned to the stars. >> lift off of discovery with the crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. >> reporter: at the age of 77 the first american to orbit the earth made history once again, becoming the oldest human ever to travel into space. the nation's senior astronaut returned to earth with message for other americans his age. >> i think too often people set their lives by the calendar. old folks have ambitions and dreams, too, like everybody else and why don't they work for them? don't sit on the couch slas. that's my attitude. >> reporter: and glenn followed his own advice staying politically active until the end. publicly opposing the decision to end the space program. president obama awarded him the medal of freedom in 2012.
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last time can wish john glenn godspeed. >> godspeed, john glenn. coming up on the morning news, in flight phone calls, regulators considering letting passengers talk on their phones mid flight. and plunging population. giraffes face an uncertain future. this is the cbs morning news. how's your cafe au lait? oh, it's actually... sfx: (short balloon squeal) it's ver... sfx: (balloon squeals) ok can we... sfx: (balloon squeals) goodbye!
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news story. >> plus, the first major winter snowstorm of the season are having deadly impacts in several parts of the country. >> we won't feel much of an impact, but it's going to be cold. we are experiencing some chills this morning. howard bernstein is in for allison right now. haven't seen you in awhile. >> nice to see you on this frigid morning. this is normal december cold coming in. you see the lake effect snow showers. they e york state, even into the appalachians, but around here, the chill has moved in. these are the air temperatures, which are now down to the mid 20s to 31 in town. 32 in southern maryland. single digits and teens. teens to lower 20s. so when you get dressed today to head out, keep in mind, these windchills are going to be a problem much of the day. range inbetween 24 and 32. we should see sunshine today, but the breeze will gust 25 miles an hour.
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from 24 to 34. i'll take a look at your weekend forecast in a few minutes. here is time saver traffic with olga. >> good morning, howard. it looks good out there on the roadways. just rolled in myself. the roadways around the beltway fairly clear. we have a light to moderate volume. pavement is dry. let's go straight to our traffic cameras. the traffic flow hasn't been a problem. near route 50 looks quite nice. no problems crossing the american legion bridge. virginia and as far as that ride going further up i-66 where the fairfax county parkway, so far, so good. we have an even flow at this time of the morning. >> all right, thank you, olga. new developments out of tennessee about wild fires. the city of gatlanburg plans to reopen today. two teens are charged with starting the wild fires.
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all day festival to raise money for recovery efforts. the telethon-style concert takes place next saturday, december 17. amid all the good-byes being said on capitol hill, we are waiting to see if the senate will take action on the federal budget. the house passed the short-term spending bill that will keep the government from shutting down. it's not certain whether the senate will also approve it. the bill will fund the government through april 28, giving president-elect donald um budget. >> this morning, defense secretary made an unannounced visit to u.s. troops in afghanistan. he is consulting with military commanders and giving a preholiday pep talk to units stationed at the air base, the u.s. has 10,000 troops in the country. this is secretary carter's last planned trip to afghanistan before his successor is confirmed to take over the office. that's the latest from the newsroom, back to you guys. >> that's a quick look at what is going on.
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wusa9. >> i tell you what, it was a crazy night of crowds both inside and outside at the grand opening of the mgm casino and resort at national harbor. there were lines for three or four hours outside of folks trying to get in and folks trying to get into the casino part. >> patience tested at one point. it looks like some folks were able to get in there and enjoy themselves and a the video behind us, you can see why people would go. >> the grand opening. >> good morning, everybody. and happy friday. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> we will get to the casino opening in a bit. we're talking about weather and traffic. it's cold outside, howard. >> yes, it is december. some people have been acting like we have never been cold before. we get cold. teens and 20s and 30s on the
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ohio and pennsylvania during the low to mid 20s. we have 20s out there. like germantown, 28. you don't see anything terribly cold temperature wise. some of the windchills are down 15 to 20. keep that in mind. i call it vegas on the potomac. temperatures will approach 40, 41 this afternoon. dress for windchills in the 20s and 30s. olga, what's it looking like on the roads this go of it, at least during this hour. we are thankful for the little break we're going to get before that big-time traffic moving on in. right now, i can show you our traffic camera view at the springfield interchange and so far, it's been a fairly light volume. we haven't had any problems reported out of stafford into springfield. we are seeing some pretty moderate traffic here at the fairfax county parkway, but the flow is very good.
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